Polar Waters – Basic training

Course highlights

The purpose of this course is to provide basic training training to navigation officers to operate ships in polar waters and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL conventions, in order to take into account the climatic conditions of polar waters to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

The course is designed to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters, in the STCW Code, specifically the table A-V/4-1.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Wednesday 25 September 2024  - Saturday 28 September 2024

Monday 2 December 2024 - Thursday 5 December 2024

Minimum of 6 applies to run the course and may be cancelled closer to the time.

Duration Four days
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method Online, In-class
Domestic fees $3,430 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) NZD$3,430 (approx.)
Course code 941.614
Offered by School of NZ Maritime

Entry requirements

Certificate of Competence Watchkeeper (STCW Table A-II/1)

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 18 February 2024. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.